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October 29, 2020

So your body has changed in midlife…now what?

Midlife is a time of change. Our hair, our skin, our bodies don’t work as well as they used to. From vague annoyances like heartburn or poor sleep quality, to more significant disappointments like injuries, fatigue, chronic illness or mental illness… our chaotic nutrition and lifestyle no longer optimally supports […]
September 18, 2020

Meal planning tips for busy people

One of the biggest struggles that most of us face today is feeling overwhelmed by our lives. We’re so busy in our day of Zoom meetings, that the thought of making another decision around food and what to eat tips us over into overwhelm. Quick, convenient foods end up in […]
June 22, 2020

What does 100 g of sugar look like relative to a 2000 kcal intake?

What does 100 g of sugar look like? I don’t mean sugar from a sugar bowl. I mean, what does 100 g of both added and naturally occurring sugar look like in food, relative to a 2000 kcal diet?   This was the focus of a recent virtual cooking workshop […]
June 1, 2020

How to get back up after you have fallen: A summary of Dr Robyn Hanley Defoe’s webinar from the Dietitians of Canada National Conference held virtually

“We can do hard things… The practice of continuing to push forward, even when it is hard, is a choice…The difference between those who can keep getting up after adversity and those who struggle with it is knowing how to draw on this resource (resiliency) in times of need…” Dr […]
April 28, 2020

Want to lose weight? Read this first

Trigger warning – the following post has blatant diet and calorie talk as it explores the biology of what causes us to regain lost weight. If you or someone you know if struggling with their eating, relationship with food, or has a suspected eating disorder, please contact a regulated health […]
April 2, 2020

5 Culprits in our Food Cravings

Are you finding that you are craving more carbohydrates these days? You aren’t alone. Based on the questions I am getting from clients and what I see happening on social media, food cravings are something we are all facing. In this post, I highlight 5 general culprits that lead us […]